A Different Kind Of Inspiration

As a writer, I spend a lot of time talking and thinking about inspiration for my books. Where am I going to get the next idea for a character, scene, story, novel, or series?

But today I want to talk about how I find inspiration to do what I do, be who I want to be? I think we lose sight of what inspires us in the world.

Recently, I received two inspirational reminders for me, the person. They always seem to come at the most opportune times, too. Kismet? Maybe. Or maybe at the times when I need a pick-me-up, is when I’m most open to seeing the “signs”.

So this past week, I received two bracelets from different people. Each with a saying that helps inspire me to keep moving forward.

The first bracelet’s saying was short and sweet and packed a wallop – “Celebrate Life.” We have a finite time on this earth and if we aren’t enjoying ourselves, our families, our loves, then we may want to rethink things. Find those simple things in life that we can enjoy.

The second bracelet had the following quote: “She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.”

AMEN to that! A quote from Elizabeth Edwards, I think it works for all of us as we charter a path through life and often find that life isn’t smooth sailing. But sometimes, when we go in a different direction we find it’s where we were supposed to be all along.

So this week, I found inspiration which might not produce a new story, but may produce a better version of me. And that’s far more important in the grand scheme of things.

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